NTSB Identification: DEN67F0282
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N3698P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1576  67/5/18    FT.COLLINS, COLO    PIPER PA-18         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 41, 421
        TIME - 0715                    N3698P              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 25 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS - VORTEX TURBULENCE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -   37                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - GRAIN FIELDS                              TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - AFT OF PILOT                      TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  5000                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- PLT CIRCLING FIELD FOR SWATH RUN CROSSED BEHIND OTHER SPRAY ACFT.

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